On the morning of the 18th of June 1815, when battle was imminent, the men of the
2nd Light Battalion of the Kings German Legion were sent to take up a defensive
position in and about the farm complex of La Haye Sainte, there to await the
inevitable bloody engagement against Imperial French forces. The ensuing battle
would go down in history as the final and pivotal major engagement of the
Napoleonic Wars, this battle would be forever known as the Battle of Waterloo.
By 17:00, as a continuation of the brutal combat that had already occurred about
the farm with little effect, the French infantry changed tactics and now attempted to
burn the defenders out, successfully setting fire to the barn. The defenders now
took many casualties collecting water from the pond to dowse the fire.
Dimensions: 65mm x 115mm x 4mm
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